The Secret Motivation to Spring Cleaning

Spring better be here…because yesterday I got really sick of looking at my winter coats and boots and brought every single one of them up to our storage unit. Our storage unit is only one floor above us but I really do not want to go up there to drag those babies out again. It’s time for leaving the house jacket-free and flip flops, don’t you think?
I usually spend my only day off cleaning the condo, grocery shopping and doing laundry. This Monday I knew that I had to do some spring cleaning, but when you only have one day off a week, who really wants to spend the day cleaning the floor of your pantry, behind the couch and your cabinets? I know that was the last thing that I wanted to do. Somehow I found the motivation and gave myself a little incentive for completing the job.
I promised myself a little shopping trip afterwards.
Now, technically the actual shopping trip I made was to KMart to pick up a new trash can. That’s not exactly what I call a fun afternoon of shopping, but that will come. I told myself that if I cleaned out my closet to a nearly bare state, I could go buy myself a few pieces of clothing to replace the old ones. That’s a fair trade right? I ended up donating three bags worth of clothes. I will admit that it kind of sucked to “throw out”, or rather give away, some perfectly good clothes, but the fact is, I didn’t wear them. And I gave away a few winter jackets so I can buy a new one next year…
So if you are ever feeling like cleaning is the absolute last thing that you want to do, promise yourself a shopping trip. It works.
Alternatively, I did not promise myself any more cookbooks if I cleaned out my cookbook cabinet. This is out of control…and this isn’t even all of them. I do use them, which is a good thing, but I thing I need a break from purchasing any new ones in the near future.
Reddick wasn’t too pleased with my cleaning day. He laid around giving me this look all day. Eventually we were done and headed off to the dog park…not before doing my first Insanity workout though. I’ll share more on that later!

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